Board of Trustees

The function of the Board of Trustees of Albion College is to establish the goals of the College, determine its major features and policies, approve their implementation, and provide for the effective support, administration, and advancement of the College. The Board, in its responsibility for the College, is committed to the fulfillment of the academic needs and personal development of Albion students within the interests of society and its spiritual heritage.

The Board consists of up to 33 Board-elected members. The membership includes up to six trustees representing the United Methodist Church, which has been historically related to the College since the College's founding in 1835, as well as two recent graduates elected to serve staggered, two-year terms. Term limits for trustees will normally be four terms of three years each (a total of 12 years), subject to positive evaluations.

Three full Board meetings—in October, February, and May—are held annually, with an option for an additional meeting during the summer by teleconference. Current members of the Board are listed below, including the year their terms expire. Following the year is an uppercase letter code: T - elected by the Board of Trustees; A - elected by the Albion College Alumni Association; D - elected by the Detroit Conference of the United Methodist Church; WM - elected by the West Michigan Conference of the United Methodist Church; R - recent graduate trustee; RF - retired faculty trustee.

J. Donald Sheets, ’82

Vice Chairman (retired)
Dow Corning Corp.
Midland, Michigan (2018 T)
Chair of the Board

Kevin F. Asher, ’86

Partner, Assurance Services
Ernst and Young, LLP
San Jose, California (2019 T)

David A. Bard

Bishop
Michigan Area, United Methodist Church
Lansing, Michigan (2018)

Joseph S. Calvaruso, ’78

Executive Director
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation
Grand Rapids, Michigan (2021 T)

Mauri A. Ditzler

President
Albion College
Albion, Michigan

Mae Ola Dunklin

Director (retired)
Albion College Shurmur Center
  for Teacher Development
Albion, Michigan (2021 T)

Alena Farooq, ’18

Program Associate
Urban Alliance
Detroit, Michigan

Faith E. Fowler, ’81

Executive Director
Cass Community Social Services
Detroit, Michigan (2019 D)

Douglas Goering

Professor of Art, Emeritus
Albion College
Flint, Michigan (2021 RF)

Kate Hao, ’99

Founder and CEO
Happy Mango
New York, New York

Michael J. Harrington, ’85

Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Eli Lilly and Company
Indianapolis, Indiana (2021 T)
Chair, Institutional Advancement Committee

Paul Huth, ’77

Founder
Huth Lynett
Detroit, Michigan

Madison Kase, ’18

Corporate Management
The Kroger Company
Detroit, Michigan

Thomas L. Ludington, ’76

Judge
United States District Court
Bay City, Michigan (2020 T)
Chair, Finance & Business Affairs Committee

Brian McPheely, ’78

CEO
Pratt Industries, Inc.
Conyers, Georgia

Joanne (Joey) Miller, ’75

Vice President, IT
Magna International, Inc.
Kalamazoo, Michigan (2020 T)

Mark E. Newell, ’77

Vice Chairman (retired)
Latham & Watkins, LLP
McLean, Virginia (2019 T)
Chair, Enrollment and Marketing Committee

Jeffrey A. Ott, ’86

Partner
Warner Norcross & Judd, LLP
Grand Rapids, Michigan (2021 T)

Jeffrey C. Petherick, ’85

Portfolio Manager
Northpointe Capital
Troy, Michigan (2020 T)
Chair, Investment Committee

Lawrence B. Schook, ’72

Vice President for Research
University of Illinois
Urbana, Illinois (2021 T)
Chair, Academic & Student Affairs Committee

Samuel J. Shaheen, ’88

Surgeon
Saginaw, Michigan (2020 T)

Dennis W. Wahr, ’74

President and CEO
Holaira, Inc.
Plymouth, Minnesota (2019 T)

Jeffrey D. Weedman, ’75

CEO/CBW (retired)
Cintrifuse
Cincinnati, Ohio (2020 T)
Co-Chair, Trusteeship Committee

Michael E. Williams, ’78

President and CEO
Orchards Children's Services
Southfield, Michigan (2021 A)